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World Bank and IFC to Hold First Annual Global Insurance Conference in Washington

Julie Ziegler
Phone: (202) 473-0128


Washington, May 11, 2011— The World Bank and IFC will be holding the inaugural Global Insurance Conference in Washington to establish a platform for World Bank Group staff, clients and key players in the (re)insurance field to discuss and debate new developments, exchange best practices, develop initiatives and create momentum. Targeted areas include: Solvency II, Bancassurance, Climate Change, Innovation in Insurance Products, and Policyholder Protection Measures.

Begins:         June 1, 2011 8:00 a.m.
                               Ends :                June 2, 2011 5:30 p.m.

Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, 1818 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Lars Thunell
, Executive Vice President and CEO, IFC
Carlos Montalvo
, Executive Director, EIOPA
Elisabeta Gjoni
, Chairperson, Albanian Financial Supervisory Authority
Tommy Persson
, President, CEA
Rana Tahboub
, Acting Direcor-General, Insurance Commission of Jordan

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Julie Ziegler

Phone: (202) 473-0128


About the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It comprises five closely associated institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA), which together form the World Bank; the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Each institution plays a distinct role in the mission to fight poverty and improve living standards for people in the developing world. For more information, please visit,, and